Walt Disney Home Entertainment is bringing director Lasse Hallström’s deliciously entertaining story of “The Hundred-Foot Journey” to Blu-Ray Disc and DVD in December.
Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory’s culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan’s gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.
The DVD version will feature a bonus featurette titled ”The Recipe, The Ingredients, The Journey”, which allows you to enter the enchanting world of the film on set with director Lasse Hallström, producer Juliet Blake, author Richard Morais, cast, crew, chefs and composer A.R. Rahman. “The Hundred-Foot Journey” comes to life from the pages of the book, to stunning locations in the South of France, with a beautifully crafted story (and mouth-watering food) that will make you hungry for home and the spice of life.
The Blu-Ray version will contain the same featurette, but will boast additional features, such as ”The Hundred-Foot Journey With Steven Spielberg & Oprah Winfrey”, in which producers Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey sit down to discuss the movie. What was it about the project that brought them together for their first collaboration in 30 years since “The Color Purple?” This piece is complemented by photography from the sets to give it an even more personal feel.
Also part of the Blu-Ray disc is ”On Set With Oprah Winfrey”, in which production designer David Gropman gives Oprah Winfrey a tour of the Maison Mumbai and the “Hundred-Foot Journey” to the Le Saule Pleureur.
In ”Coconut Chicken” you can learn how to make coconut chicken in this demonstration of a beautiful, Indian inspired dish with Chef Anil Sharma.
“The Hundred Foot Journey” will be in stores on December 2 and can be yours to own for $36.99 on Blu-Ray Disc and $29.99 on DVD.